The Materials Pandora is Made With

Pandora was created with a simple idea in mind:

"Offer women across the world a universe of high quality, hand crafted, modern, genuine jewelry at an affordable price."

Here you will find more information on materials used to make Pandora jewelry. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

14K Gold

Pandora solid gold jewelry is made from 14 karat gold. Each individual gold item will state the purity the gold is. 14 karat gold contains 58.5% gold, and Pandora 14K gold is typically marked G585, when their is room on the piece to do so.

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925 and is hallmarked with S925 to represent this. All Pandora silver jewelry is produced in 925 sterling silver.

Murano Glass

Each of Pandora's Murano glass charms are individually hand crafted. The glass, from Murano Italy, has natural variations in color from lot to lot. Variations in the temperature that the glass in crafted in, air quality, and relative humidity can change the density and refractive nature of the glass. This variation in color and appearance is normal and reflects the hand craft involved in producing these items.


The pearls in Pandora's jewelry are fresh-water pearls, which means they are cultivated. Pearls are cultivated by gently inserting an object into a freshwater mussel, which then begins creating layers of black mother of pearl around the object until a pearl is formed.


Nanocrystals combine the valuable properties in crystal and glass. This man-made material have been developed and used in the jewelry industry because the uniformly colored transparent glass-ceramic materials are quite hard at the same time replicate the optical characteristics of some commonly used gemstones.

Nanocrystals gets its name from the nanosized crystals they contain and can be produced in various colors depending on their chemical composition. While nanocrystals represent naturally occurring minerals, the the complete composition differs from naturally occurring gemstones, thus they are considered simulants of gemstones, not synthetics.

Other Metals

In general, Pandora mixes pure silver or gold with alloy purchased from some of the world's largest providers of metal alloys. Each of these alloys is certified by the supplier not to contain nickel, cadmium or other metals potentially recognized as toxic or allergenic. These alloys and their composition are both uniform and common among most jewelry manufacturers.

Pandora Rose™ Jewelry

Blushed-hued Pandora Rose™ is crafted from a unique blend of metals. Note that the color may intensify with age and it is normal for the finishing to wear over time. Since Summer of 2018 Pandora Rose™ carries the "MET" hallmark (previously "R").

Pandora Shine™ Jewelry

Pandora Shine™ is a collection of jewelry in 18k gold-plated sterling silver. Many brands use stainless steelfor plating, Pandora uses a metal core consisting of high quality sterling silver which has been used as a jewelry material for more than 6,000 years.

Pandora Shine™ consists of 2 layers on top of a mixed-metal core. The 1st layer is a palladium alloy, this acts as a barrier between the gold and the unique metal blend. The 2nd layer consists of 18k gold, and is thicker than the industry jewelry standard of gold plating.

The Pandora Shine™ jewelry pieces carry the ALE Maker’s Mark, and since fall of 2019 Pandora Shine™ carries the "MET" hallmark (previously "S925").


Pandora makes extensive use of the zirconia, which is a synthetic diamond-like stone sought after because of its bright, sparkling appearance.


Pandora uses round-cut diamonds, and clear diamonds are of G/H color and VS clarity.